21/06/2012 - General information
"Connect, partner and innovate". This is the slogan for the twentieth edition of the BIO International Convention, held 18 to 21 June 2012 in the city of Boston (Massachusetts, United States). BIO is the most important international business meeting in the biotechnology arena. This year, it will bring together more than 15,000 delegates from 65 countries, more than 900 exhibitors and 1,800 companies. In addition to the exhibition area, it also features a Business Forum for partnering meetings, which in 2011 generated more than 21,000 one-to-one meetings.
Members from the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) from IMIM and University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) took part of the Catalan delegation made up of 50 companies and 22 organizations from the biotechnology and biomedicine sector. At the 2012 edition, Spain will have the most important international pavilion, with Catalonia making up more than 60%, ahead of countries like Brazil, China, India and Russia. The Spanish pavilion will be located at a strategic point, just in front of the host State of Massachusetts.